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They wore clothes of fine white cotton, caught up between the legs, and they
carried brass bowls and brass tongs. Their women, heavy and sullen-looking,
followed, carrying bundles and children. There were, however, also little bands of
look upon him, carried him out, and placed him upon the back of an elephant.
Then the pilgrims called upon the name of the god, and with bowls of blazing
camphor upon their heads followed him in procession to his mistress's temple.
The dreary procession of witnesses, listless and perspiring, continued to pass
before the tired irritable magistrate. One told how he had seen Silindu and the
Arachchi leave the village, Silindu walking behind and carrying a gun; another
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing
Set in colonial Ceylon, this novel is vivid and readable. While the author clearly illustrates a particular culture and time, that of a rural family in the "dry" forest area, where life is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Steve38 - LibraryThing
Dear me but this is a depressing book. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong for the main characters. Written from the point of view of impoverished, uneducated jungle dwellers in Sri Lanka by ... Read full review